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The Xperia M5 is a middle range smartphone, but when you look at the specifications, it sure seems to be better than some flagship phones from the company, specifically the camera. As it is a mid ranging phone, it comes at a cheaper price when compared to the top-tier mobile phones from Sony.

Display and Screen

The phone comes with a 5.0 inches screen of 1080 x 1920 pixels, IPS, LCD screen and has a ppi of 441. It can be comfortably carried around in your hand and offers a sharp, bright screen. This is due to the use of the Engine 2 from Bravia, offering enhanced contrast. The viewing angles are excellent, and the colors are accurate.


The phone has a glass back, and steel corners are coming in Sony’s OmniBalance design, making it look premium and attractive. It is also slim at just 7.6 mm thickness and has a stylish design. The device is also waterproof, dustproof and is IP68 certified. You can dunk it for up to thirty minutes in 1.5 meters of water.

Performance and Power

The processor is a 64 bit, 2.0 GHz, octa core, Media Tek HelioX10 with a RAM of 3 GB, so it does come with a lot of power. The chip is cheaper than and also not as powerful as the chips of Snapdragon. However, it is a high-end processor and is almost as fast as the Snapdragon 810, which is saying a lot for a middle range device.

Camera Features

This is about the best feature of the Xperia M5. It comes with a 21.5 MP rear camera and a 13 MP front camera, which is more than many other flagship phones. There’s also much more to like about the camera, as it offers support for 4K videos and 5 Digital zooms as well. The camera offers several modes and apps so that you can add different effects for editing pictures.

Battery and Memory

The phone has a battery powered at 2600 mAh, and it can last for two days. The battery can last some more time with the use of the STAMINA mode or the Ultra STAMINA one. This will limit the functionalities of the device to give more juice.

The memory is 16 GB of internal storage, but it also offers support for up to 200 GB with the use of a microSD card. There are also plenty of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi and 3G as well as 4G. Also, Bluetooth 4.1, as well as NFC, is also supported.


The Xperia M5 has a number of selling points and is filled with powerful and impressive features, especially considering that this is a mid-range device. The design is stylish and waterproof. It also comes with a powerful camera and a speedy processor. Also, the battery is powerful, and it offers support for 4 G. With all this, it is a promising device, and the makers don’t seem to have cut any corners while providing the features. However, it is not a flagship device, as the processor is good, but not the best. The build is also not a premium one, and there are some features missing, such as fingerprint scanner, OIS and so on.